Dr Glenn Davies is a teacher, author, republican activist and historian.
In any spare time, which seems increasingly rare, he is an occasional science fiction writer and reviewer, and has been an Aurealis Award Short Story Judge. He believes strongly in the epithet ‘publish or perish’ – no matter how constant and demanding the teaching load, it is vital, as historians, to be writing.
Glenn was raised and educated in the north Queensland goldfield community of Charters Towers. He has taught political science at Illinois State University and history at Central Queensland University. Glenn has been studying the republican debate in Australia for over 20 years. He received his PhD in 2005 from University of New England on the history of Australian republicanism, and has written academic articles and national curriculum project units on Australian history. Since 1991 he has taught ancient and modern history in a number of state high schools around Queensland and has written five secondary school history textbooks. In 2001 he established his own education publishing imprint, Digital Spring Media. He is currently Head of Social Science, Craigslea State High School and a member of the Queensland History Teachers’ Association State Executive.
Glenn has been involved in politics since his student union days at James Cook University in the 1980s. Over the past twenty years he has held branch and state conference elected positions within the Queensland Teachers’ Union and the Australian Labor Party. In 2007, he was elected Queensland State Secretary, Australian Republican Movement and was re-elected in 2009. In 2010 he was elected Queensland State Convener, Australian Republican Movement and holds a seat on the ARM National Committee.
Glenn was the editor of the long-running Queensland ARM quarterly newsletter, Armlet, and the bi-montly national Republican Roundup. He now edits the monthly national Campaign Update. In 2009 he established the annual National Republican Short Story Competition. He is also the history editor and a regular columnist for Independent Australia and blogs monthly on republican issues.
Glenn lives in northern Brisbane with his beautiful wife and two gorgeous kids, a haughty cat, and a King Charles Cavalier who has recently agreed to renounce the monarchy and accept his republican family’s ways.
Articles written by Glenn Davies (129)
- 2 January 2017 | Leaping into 2017
- 6 November 2016 | Referendum on an Australian Republic succeeds
- 28 October 2016 | Australia's fractious plebiscite history: The 1916 'Blood Vote'
- 3 October 2016 | Three birthdays for the Queen — Isn't it time for a Republic?
- 1 September 2016 | 1 September: Let's celebrate the 24th anniversary of National Wattle Day
- 24 June 2016 | Let's all vote for an Australian Republic
- 13 June 2016 | Bring on the Republic of Queensland
- 25 April 2016 | Manufacturing a legend: The 1916 Anzac Book
- 21 April 2016 | Get your Queen off our fiver!
- 12 March 2016 | No to #Votefor4
- 26 January 2016 | Aussie Republic heats up
- 2 January 2016 | This Republican moment
- 4 December 2015 | Scouts prepare to remove the Queen
- 11 November 2015 | Remember November: Australia’s 'republican season'
- 5 November 2015 | Turnbull axes Abbott's Knights and Dames
- 18 September 2015 | Turnbull's election is a game-changer for Australian Republicans
- 1 September 2015 | National Wattle Day — a time to reflect on our republican future
- 29 August 2015 | It's a great time to be an Australian republican
- 27 July 2015 | Peter FitzSimons to spearhead renewed Republic push
- 24 June 2015 | Happy fifth birthday, Independent Australia
- 9 June 2015 | Goodnight knights and dames: Taking the Queen out of Queensland
- 7 June 2015 | Paul Keating’s republican vision — 20 years on
- 1 June 2015 | 100 years of compulsory voting
- 25 May 2015 | The voice of an Australian republic
- 25 April 2015 | The minute silence in our Australian schools
- 30 March 2015 | Palm Sunday, 1985 — 30 years on
- 13 March 2015 | Language of monarchy over in Queensland?
- 11 March 2015 | The History Man: Manning Clark centenary — 1915-2015
- 26 January 2015 | PM Abbott awards imperial bauble to Prince Philip: Time to end the farce
- 13 January 2015 | The Lucky Country and the Republic — 50 years on
- 21 December 2014 | Vale Wayne Goss: Restorer, reformer and republican
- 2 September 2014 | Our Wattle republic
- 9 June 2014 | Another Queen’s Birthday — isn’t it time to break free?
- 9 May 2014 | Australia’s future Republic Day — the 9th of May
- 28 April 2014 | Bill of rights a ‘foreign concept’?
- 26 April 2014 | An open letter to Tony Abbott from Australian republicans
- 22 April 2014 | Advancing Australia for 30 years
- 27 March 2014 | Reverse Australia: A land is girt by Sirs
- 14 March 2014 | Citizenship pledge — to an Australian republic
- 3 February 2014 | Rewriting History
- 22 January 2014 | Remembering the Western Front
- 13 January 2014 | Perhaps one day: The Governor-General’s republican vision
- 28 November 2013 | Lord George Brandis and Fresh rightwing corruption at UQ
- 18 October 2013 | Bob Katter and The World
- 5 October 2013 | Watch out for the Walking Dead
- 19 September 2013 | Tony Abbott swears Australia back to the past
- 1 September 2013 | The spirit of National Wattle Day
- 27 August 2013 | No place for Princes in modern Australia
- 11 August 2013 | To vote or not to vote — there is no question
- 2 August 2013 | The fight for the 7th state
- 24 June 2013 | Happy third birthday IA — the voice of an independent Australia
- 28 May 2013 | Vale Hazel Hawke ― first among equals
- 10 May 2013 | Face of the Republic is back
- 5 May 2013 | Labour Day is here to stay
- 25 April 2013 | 2013 ANZAC Day school ceremony
- 20 March 2013 | The retrial of Breaker Morant
- 25 February 2013 | Uni clubs stir up talk of a Republic
- 5 February 2013 | Who do we want to be?
- 14 January 2013 | Queensland LNP continues to spin backwards
- 27 November 2012 | The Republican Island of Tasmania
- 21 October 2012 | Zombies take Brisbane
- 7 October 2012 | Taking to the streets of Brisbane
- 14 September 2012 | The Republic of Letters
- 1 September 2012 | Welcome Spring and National Wattle Day
- 9 July 2012 | The return of Joh Bjelke-Petersen
- 24 June 2012 | The voice of an Independent Australia
- 7 June 2012 | Pardoning the Breaker?
- 7 May 2012 | On Australian mateship
- 30 April 2012 | Compulsory voting in Australia
- 8 April 2012 | Can Do a Stewpid State
- 23 March 2012 | Cold Chisel and Khe Sanh
- 12 March 2012 | The Vernacular Republic
- 6 February 2012 | Australia ignores Diamond Jubilee
- 5 February 2012 | The Boer War beginning of global press manipulation
- 18 January 2012 | 100th anniversary of 1912 Brisbane General Strike
- 12 January 2012 | Australia’s oldest Republican Party turns 30
- 6 January 2012 | Future Australian President Competition
- 3 January 2012 | Be a citizen not a subject
- 1 November 2011 | A day off for the Melbourne Cup
- 27 September 2011 | Unfolding republican futures
- 12 September 2011 | Britain: please return Australia's birth certificate
- 7 September 2011 | Australia wins the acacia wars
- 9 August 2011 | The census: an historical goldmine for future generations
- 31 July 2011 | 1981: the republic and the wedding
- 22 July 2011 | Last day of Atlantis and the Lunar Republic
- 15 July 2011 | Henry Lawson, sedition and 'Blood on the wattle'
- 7 July 2011 | 3rd national republican short story competition opens
- 5 July 2011 | A short history of Australian republicanism
- 1 July 2011 | The Republicans are gathering
- 24 June 2011 | Independent Australia turns one today
- 15 June 2011 | Manning Clark, the ‘History Wars’ and Australian Republicanism
- 5 June 2011 | The history of denial: the truth is out there
- 31 May 2011 | The source of Bob Katter’s independence
- 19 May 2011 | Swearing continues at the Queen?
- 2 May 2011 | Labour Day: family, freedom and a fair-go
- 1 May 2011 | Independent Australia's incredible growth continues in April
- 25 April 2011 | Remembering the Battle for Greece and Crete
- 23 April 2011 | Oscar the King Charles Spaniel renounces the monarchy
- 22 April 2011 | 1891 Shearers’ Strike and the rise of Australian Labor
- 21 April 2011 | Happy 85th birthday Queen Elizabeth II. Time to retire?
- 15 April 2011 | The Republic of Learning
- 14 April 2011 | Andrew Dawson, the "bushie" defence minister, and the British Major-General
- 11 April 2011 | Ned Kelly and reimagined Australian history
- 8 April 2011 | Royalty brought down to earth in film and print
- 6 April 2011 | Geoffrey Dutton, Donald Horne and the revitalisation of Australian republican ideals
- 4 April 2011 | Remembering the 42nd Battalion
- 24 March 2011 | Princes come and princes go
- 16 March 2011 | The 1887 Republican vs Royalist Golden Jubilee riots
- 28 February 2011 | The new "republican" Queensland constitutional preamble
- 21 February 2011 | The Shearers Strike and the 1891 ‘Bread or Blood?’ editorial
- 2 February 2011 | The ‘royal’ money controversies of 1963 and 2011
- 25 December 2010 | The tradition of republican journalism
- 30 November 2010 | The peoples’ movements of Australia
- 9 November 2010 | George Winterton – republican pathfinder
- 8 November 2010 | The Convict Republic
- 26 October 2010 | ‘Commonwealth’ is a republican term
- 27 September 2010 | We, the people
- 23 September 2010 | A Vision splendid
- 16 September 2010 | Advance Australia (always)
- 3 September 2010 | QTU: Australia's first republican union
- 31 August 2010 | Wattle Day - our land's birthday
- 16 August 2010 | John Boston: royalty can't beer it
- 3 August 2010 | Speculating on the republic
- 29 July 2010 | Australia’s great republican sail
- 26 July 2010 | 'Australian of the Year' says republic a test of maturity
- 25 July 2010 | Republican challenge to Australian speculative fiction writers
- 23 July 2010 | You don't vote for Kings!
- 13 July 2010 | Admiralty House on republican land
- 4 July 2010 | Brisbane’s Republican Bridge Opens
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